Kennedy scrambles to close gap in Massachusetts

Originally published on POLITICO By Stephanie Murray BOSTON — Just two years ago, Joe Kennedy’s star was so bright that he was asked to deliver the Democratic Party’s response to Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. Now, if he can’t turn things around before Tuesday’s Massachusetts Senate primary, he’ll be out of politics. A … Continue reading Kennedy scrambles to close gap in Massachusetts

Markey, Kennedy spar in final debate ahead of Sept. 1 primary

Originally published by the Boston Globe By Victoria McGrane and Matt Stout In their final one-on-one meeting before next month’s primary, Senator Edward J. Markey and Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III delved repeatedly into the incumbent’s decades in Washington, with Markey clinging tightly to his record and Kennedy rarely missing the chance to jab at … Continue reading Markey, Kennedy spar in final debate ahead of Sept. 1 primary

‘A wide open race’: Dropout scrambles Democratic race to replace Kennedy

Originally published by WPRI By Ted Nesi FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — The fierce Democratic primary battle to succeed Congressman Joe Kennedy shifted into a higher gear on Thursday, as one candidate dropped out to endorse a rival in an explicit effort to avoid splitting the progressive vote. David Cavell, an Obama administration alum and … Continue reading ‘A wide open race’: Dropout scrambles Democratic race to replace Kennedy

Mary Anne Marsh: It’s A Matter Of When, Not If, Kennedy Runs Against Markey

Listen on WGBH.org. Will Representative Joe Kennedy announce he's running for US Senate against incumbent Sen. Ed Markey? WGBH Morning Edition Host Joe Mathieu sat down with Democratic strategist and consultant Mary Anne Marsh to discuss her thoughts on a potential Kennedy-Markey race, as well as her prediction on who will get the Democratic nomination in the … Continue reading Mary Anne Marsh: It’s A Matter Of When, Not If, Kennedy Runs Against Markey

Ed Markey could get a boost from young climate change activists in a primary against Joe Kennedy

Originally published on BostonGlobe.com. WASHINGTON — Senator Ed Markey stood in front of the US Capitol on Tuesday surrounded by about 20 climate change activists young enough to be on a school field trip but who are energizing a movement that potentially holds the key to his reelection. Kallan Benson, 15, from Maryland, said she … Continue reading Ed Markey could get a boost from young climate change activists in a primary against Joe Kennedy